Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, August 10th, 2000
Researchers in Switzerland have been investigating the potential of the semliki forest virus and the sindbis virus that can be used to carry a package of genetic material to introduce new genes into target cells. The findings demonstrate the importance of the virus system in neurobiological research, as until now, it has been difficult to genetically manipulate nerve cells within brain tissue.
"We can efficiently deliver new genes to particular regions of the brain" said...
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